Knicks Morning News (2016.10.20)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee pacing himself for long regular season
    (Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:14:26 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee pacing himself for long regular season

  • [ESPN] Jury finds Knicks’ Rose not liable in civil lawsuit
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:33:06 PM)

    Jury finds Knicks’ Rose not liable in civil lawsuit

  • [ESPN] Hornacek: Rose can now focus on basketball
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:49:24 PM)

    Hornacek: Rose can now focus on basketball

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah calls Derrick Rose’s civil trial a ‘distraction’
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:26:27 PM)

    Noah ripped the motive of the woman who accused Derrick Rose of rape.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis scores 20 points in Knicks preseason win
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:17:44 PM)

    Two-way star Kristaps Porzingis continued his impressive preseason.

  • [NYDN] Knicks guard Derrick Rose found not liable in civil rape trial
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:59:58 PM)

    Rose and his co-defendants Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen vehemently denied the woman’s claims.

  • [NYDN] Knicks glad Derrick Rose can now put civil rape trial behind him
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:33:45 PM)

    Derrick Rose now has to answer to the demands of running a basketball team.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose trial jurors snap pics with Knicks guard, attorney
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:51:20 PM)

    Jurors wasted no time getting chummy with Derrick Rose after they cleared him and two of his friends Wednesday afternoon.

  • [NYDN] J.R. Smith: I was never racist toward Jeremy Lin on Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:43:07 AM)

    J.R. Smith took to Twitter to defend himself against a suggestion that he ever was racist toward former Knicks teammate Jeremy Lin.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo feels ‘very limited,’ but change is slowly happening
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:26:24 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony wants the police to be better. But he understands why they fall short.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah: Derrick Rose accuser ‘just trying to make money’
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:08:57 PM)

    BOSTON — Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose’s buddy and former Bulls teammate, went on the offensive after Rose was cleared in his rape civil trial, saying the accuser was a gold digger. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory over…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis does it all in showing off his range
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:37:29 PM)

    BOSTON – Let the Kristaps Porzingis hype continue. Two days after Carmelo Anthony said the expectations for Porzingis are too high, the 7-foot-3 Latvian dominated, scoring 16 of his 20 points in the first half as the Knicks battered the depleted Celtics 121-96 in a preseason game at TD Garden on Wednesday. Porzingis was a…

  • [NYPost] Sordid trial’s over: Now we’ll see if Derrick Rose can help Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:23:05 PM)

    This always had the feel of an icy, bottom-line business decision anyway. The Knicks have been in the market for a legit point guard for years, for decades, and Derrick Rose was available. Rose was looking for a place to start over, the clock already ticking for him to prove he’s still worthy of a…

  • [NYPost] J.R. Smith fights ‘racist’ rumors: I ‘stood up for’ Jeremy Lin
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:01:32 PM)

    J.R. Smith wasn’t about to let this egregious rumor spread. An hour after Jeremy Lin appeared on CBS Radio’s “Boomer & Carton” show and addressed a rumor about Smith not “accepting him as a ballplayer” because of his race, the recently signed Cavaliers guard took to Twitter to dispel any allegations he discriminated against his former Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Jury clears Derrick Rose in gang-rape lawsuit
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:31:37 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Jurors took less than four hours to clear New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two pals of gang rape claims in a civil lawsuit brought by a former girlfriend of the NBA star. After nearly three weeks of often graphic testimony, the six women and two men rejected the 30-year-old accuser’s…

  • [NYPost] A look at Lithuanian forward’s fight into packed Knicks rotation
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:11:16 AM)

    BOSTON — Mindaugas Kuzminskas isn’t at the point of lying about his age, but he’s close. The Knicks’ happy-go-lucky Lithuanian small forward, nicknamed “Cheese’’ because of an ever-present smile, turned 27 Wednesday. A rookie at 27. “Right now I feel like a woman about my age,’’ Kuzminskas told The Post before scoring eight points in…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose won’t play in Knicks preseason
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:45:43 AM)

    BOSTON – Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Derrick Rose is “itching to play basketball,” but the point guard’s first game won’t be until the season opener Tuesday in Cleveland. Rose was cleared Wednesday by a jury of all claims in the civil sexual assault lawsuit brought against him by a former girlfriend in Los Angeles. Rose…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks are first stage of an ‘experiment’ this season
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:22:51 AM)

    Call this year’s Knicks an “experiment.” That’s what TNT analyst Kenny Smith is saying about these new-look Knicks. An experiment indeed, masterminded by team president Phil Jackson, with success based on a lot of ifs: If newly acquired All-Stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah can stay healthy, if sophomore power forward Kristaps Porzingis can take the…

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose verdict: Knicks point guard found not liable in civil sex assault trial
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:42:52 PM)

    Jurors cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends Wednesday in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Courtney Lee plays it patiently in preseason
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:05:00 PM)

    Courtney Lee is pacing himself for a long NBA regular season, so he’s not stressing over what had been a very quiet preseason.

  • [NY Newsday] J.R. Smith denies he was racist toward former Knicks teammate Jeremy Lin
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:36:00 PM)

    J.R. Smith vehemently denied the implication that he was racist toward Jeremy Lin during their tenure on the Knicks, responding to a question posed to Lin on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton Show” on Wednesday morning.

  • [NYTimes] Jury Clears Knicks’ Derrick Rose of Liability in Rape Suit
    (Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:12:56 AM)

    A jury on Wednesday found in favor of the Knicks guard and two of his friends in a federal civil suit filed by a woman who had accused them of rape.

  • [NYTimes] Trade Sports Cards? He Paints Them
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:13:38 PM)

    Jonas Wood, whose show of portraits at the Anton Kern Gallery in Chelsea runs through Oct. 29, finds inspiration in the unlikeliest corners of the sports world.

  • [NYTimes] Sparks’ Candace Parker Ignores Slights, Heeding Pat Summitt’s Lessons
    (Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:42:34 AM)

    Parker, left off the roster for the Rio Olympics and absent from the all-W.N.B.A. teams, has kept the focus instilled by Summitt, her college coach.

  • [NYTimes] Ex-N.B.A. Star Amar’e Stoudemire Rises as an Art Connoisseur
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:02:21 PM)

    The former Knick collects art, advises pro basketball players and was tapped by Sotheby’s to be a liaison to high net-worth athletes.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis scores 20 as Knicks top Celtics, 122-96
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:05:04 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 20 points as the Knicks beat the Celtics, 122-96, Wednesday night in Boston.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo not playing Wednesday night in order to rest
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:11:12 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony will not play Wednesday night against the Celtics in order for him to rest.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose cleared of sexual assualt charges by jury in civil suit
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:42:52 PM)

    Jurors have cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks exercise Porzingis’ 2017-18 option
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:39:25 PM)

    The Knicks have exercised the 2017-18 team option on Kristaps Porzingis’ rookie contract, reports Ian Begley of ESPN New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose to miss rest of Knicks’ preseason
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:23:37 PM)

    Knicks guard Derrick Rose will not play in the team’s final two preseason games, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Consent key to Derrick Rose case
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:45:19 AM)

    Consent, and whether or not it was given, seems to be the major key to the Derrick Rose case.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lee has had an underwhelming preseason thus far
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:29:11 AM)

    Through an early 2-2 start to the preseason, there has been plenty to be excited about for the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony looks to be in decent enough shape, Kristaps Porzingis appears to be steadily maturing from his rookie year, Brandon Jennings is building chemistry with his teammates, and there are spirited position battles as guys fight for spots and minutes in the rotation.

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